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January, 2016

Epiphanies: Part 2.




This Sunday we will once again combine the two services into one service at 10am. And I will continue exploring epiphanies, those moments when, out of nowhere, we get a flash—a spark—of understanding and deep meaning, a personal glimpse into the face of God.



I will also be asking you (those in attendance who are comfortable with sharing), to share your own a-ha moments, those epiphanies when you suddenly see something in a whole new way and you are propelled into profound Understanding.



Stay tuned—we have some very wise people in our community!


And remember to bring your appetite for not only a-ha moments, but also for lunch. Soup for the Soul follows right afterwards.


A Love Offering in exchange for soup is a sweet deal!


See you Sunday,

January, 2016



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I feel like the sun has been playing hide-and-seek this week.


And every time I am about to give up, he blazes forth and proclaims, “Here I am!” But before I have time to get complacent, he goes into hiding again.


For some reason this has reminded me of Meister Eckhart saying, “God is like a person who clears his throat while hiding and so gives himself away.” Epiphanies are like that. A sudden moment of clarity. An instant of illumination that changes one’s whole perception.


This Sunday we’ll explore stories about some of those moments in the lives of somewhat famous people. (Next Sunday, it might be YOU sharing one of those

May your week be blessed with illuminations of love.

January, 2016

Living the Dream.



Dear Friends,


Thank you for your prayers, support and love as our Unity delegation traveled with Trees, Water and People to La Benedicion, Guatemala the past two weeks. It was a beautiful and powerful experience in so many ways. Stay tuned for an upcoming presentation about our trip—date TBD.

There was a reading in the Daily Word this week celebrating that dreams really do come true. We had a great time reflecting on that at Heart Talks, so I thought I would talk about it on Sunday. And in the lovely way that the Universe brings things together, I suddenly remembered that it’s also Martin Luther King Day on Monday, and his “I Have a Dream” speech still moves me to tears every time I hear it.

I look forward to celebrating dreams with you on Sunday and hope you are having a lovely—if somewhat blustery—day!






May a good vision catch me

May a benevolent vision take hold of me, and move me

May a deep and full vision come over me, and burst open around me

May a luminous vision inform me, enfold me.

~ David Abram

January, 2016

The Mystery Message.

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Peggy will be back from Guatemala by Sunday to deliver an, as yet undisclosed, mystery message. Because they are in such a remote area, we have no contact with them, so I can’t get in touch with her to find out her message topic (now why didn’t I think of this ahead of time and ask her before she left!?).



I have no doubts, however, that it will be full of new insights and blessings gained from her recent travels.

As concerns mysteries, I can, however, offer you this:


“Redefining moments offer us the opportunity to perpetually re-invent ourselves, and as long as we occupy a human body, these opportunities will continue to present themselves. You were born to be you, to unfold the truth of who you are. The same is true for everyone else. Every moment has the potential to be a redefining moment when we utilize the opportunity to look more deeply into the mystery of the true Self and learn how to actualize Its qualities in our daily lives. The goal is to increase our awareness that, irrespective of where we are or what we are doing, there stands before us a door in every present moment that, when consciously opened, invites us to step into a deeper knowing of who we truly are. In other words, every encounter (chance or otherwise), event, or circumstance, be it good or bad, right or wrong, happy or sad, is a portal to a redefining moment and who we will choose to be in that situation. The question to consider is, will we be consciously present enough in the moment to recognize the opening when it occurs and step through the door, or will our mind be too full of distractions?” ― Dennis Merritt Jones, Your Redefining Moments: Becoming Who You Were Born to Be